Flashback: Have to agree, the price is too high, despite being gorgeous.I paid just £159 for my Nexus4. May just have to settle for a 5:-(
Too high? Did you look at the specs? It's probably the best phablet out there, yet it's not the most expensive, since it costs less than both the iphone 6 plus and the sammy note 4.
LOL... nice headline! :)
Nice article for beginners, thanks! More stuff like this, please... ;)
Nice modern design! Finally someone is moving on. I really don't understand why we're still designign cameras as they were 30 years ago.
caravan: A compact camera with zoom lens makes no sense and is not needed.
LOL... ok, thanks for revealing me the Truth! I'm going to burn my Oly XZ-10! I have been such a fool to think that I would need a zoom!
The Squire: No 4K video? At this price?
Because otherwise there would have been even more people like you commenting on forums with posts like "no fullhd video? at this price?" ;-)
Would you despise a Ferrari because it has only 2 seats? :) This is not a camera for videographers, there are much better options than this, and Leica is not a brand which builds cameras that try to do everything well. Rather, they specialize on an single function (taking pictures).
PowerG9atBlackForest: Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?
I think that, if they did it, they have a good reason. Presumably, they have done some interviews among their users and concluded that most users would prefer a camera which is less attractive to thieves rather than the chance to boast the fact that they have a Leica.
Very trivial pictures... 8 out of 10 are monkeys. Why BW? Because the pictures are so trivial that the photog desperately needed something to make them interesting?P.S.: to Dpreview... next time I'll send you my holiday pictures, 8 out of 10 will be cats, but I'll take them with a Nokia and maybe you'll publish them too...
Suave: Why, why, why smaller screen always means downgraded specs? Why can't there be a high end 4" Android phone with top-notch hardware? Why it's either 6" monstrosity or bastardized "mini"?
You can have it... it's called Sony Xperia Z1 Compact! :)
miiicho: Wow, according to gsm arena, this one has got dual SIM. 350 is a bit high, but we'll see what will the street price be. Under 300 this could be a buy.
A bit high? It's a Moto G with a slightly better camera and larger screen, but with the same resolution!
tompabes2: Two turkeys don't make an eagle.
(follows)Yes, they copied what the others did... after some years, canon entered the ILS market that they had underestimated, and microsoft entered the mobile market that they had underestimated as well. But they haven't been able to regain market share in a market that had been conquered by others already (google, apple, sony, panasonic, olympus...).What can they achieve if they collaborate? Nothing new. Because neither of them has been able to innovate the market recently there's not any reason to think that together they could behave differently.
I'll elaborate... Microsoft and Canon are two companies that are "old", meaning that they have an old mentality and old ideas.Yes, they are leaders in their sectors... Microsoft is still an ICT leader (everyone must have at least one windows pc, and office is still the leading office suite, and windows is the most used corporate OS) while Canon is leader in the professional segment.At the same time, they haven't been able to innovate the market during the last years. Microsoft missed the mobile revolution and windows phone is struggling and has a ridiculous market share, while Canon missed the ILS camera revolution and hasn't been able to produce a proper pocketable enthusiast camera (no, the S90/100/120 aren't, regardless of how good they are I'm talking about someting like the sony rx100 or olympus xz-2, i.e. large sensor with fast lens).(follows...)
Two turkeys don't make an eagle.
Sonyshine: Why would you buy one? It's only designed to make you keep shopping at Amazon. Surely that is not chat any sane person desires?
Exactly what I thought. At least, it should be heavily subsidized by Amazon, just like Google is doing with the Nexus line. But this phone, even more than the Nexus, seems just a gateway to Amazon shop and services.
Bexter: This site is going downhill with these silly articles and multiple previews.
The problem is: does this pay off in the long term? I started following dpreview severall years ago, when it was the best review site of the internet. Now I find myself visiting the website very rarely, simply because... there are not reviews anymore. Cameras get reviewed after many months, if they get reviewed at all. Many interesting cameras during the last years have never been reviewed, and in many cases cameras get previewed but the review never arrives. That's what I think the OP meant.Remember how this site became famous... it was not by generating traffic by casual users with unboxings or stuff like that, but by generating high quality traffic from loyal users with reviews that were regarded as the best and most comprehensive camera reviews.
photofan1986: Is it me or is this last batch of samples much better than the other one? I mean, IQ wise. Those look really terrific.
Well, they've found a way to recycle at least a small part of the unsold phones... :)
OMG... they put so many things together (big sensor, compact size, popup EVF, fast lens, flip display...) that this could really be the ultimate enthusiast compact!
Hi guys, with the Sonys in manual mode you have to set the "Image Stabilizer" option to ON to go above ISO 400.